Archive for December, 2016

A Malaysian Political Cartoonist on Facing His Fears, and Prison, for Art

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Nytimes | 6:00 AM

When protesters disrupted an art exhibition by Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, a political cartoonist, at the George Town Literary Festival in Malaysia on Saturday, he assumed that [...]
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Puteri Umno: Those who conspire with Soros are traitors

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

Puteri Umno slammed those who were in cahoots with American billionaire George Soros today, saying that they should be considered traitors of the country. Its chief Datuk Mas [...]
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Largest outlet mall in Malaysia opens in Penang

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Hive | 6:00 AM

A new outlet mall in Penang called Design Village is now open at Bandar Cassia, Batu Kawan, featuring a broad variety of regional and international fashion brands at [...]
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Malaysia intensifies harassment of award-winning cartoonist Zunar

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Aliran.com/ | 6:00 AM

Malaysian authorities should drop all criminal charges against award-winning cartoonist Zulkiflee Anwar Ulhaque, popularly known as Zunar, and cease harassing him for his [...]
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Malaysia targets better maths, science grades

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

Malaysia has made an improvement in mathematics and science and the Education Ministry hopes the upward trend will continue to boost the education system. Education [...]
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Malaysia’s Axiata looks to sell its 20pct stake in Idea Cellular

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Axiata is looking to sell its 20 percent stake in Idea Cellular as the Malaysian company believes the Indian telecom provider’s valuation will remain subdued for at [...]
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Bank Negara Monitoring Ringgit Speculation Within Malaysia

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is continuously monitoring speculative activities on the ringgit within Malaysia that can harm the country’s financial market, says governor [...]
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Malaysia’s adoption process ‘simple’ but wait can be long, group says amid controversy

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

The process for adopting children in Malaysia is generally simple and straightforward, according to OrphanCARE and a woman trying to adopt a girl amid a baby-selling [...]
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HIV in Philippines now a ‘youth epidemic’

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The National Youth Commission (NYC) expressed concern yesterday over the rising number of young Filipinos testing positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which it [...]
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Korea to cull 3pct of poultry to contain bird flu

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korea will cull 3 percent of its total poultry population to curb an outbreak of bird flu that has hit a number of farms across the nation, its agriculture ministry [...]
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Bird flu outbreaks cause alarm across Asia

Bird flu outbreaks cause alarm across Asia

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Japan slaughters 300,00 birds as avian influenza also spreads in South Korea A stream of bird flu outbreaks across Asia has alarmed public health officials, reviving memories [...]
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China, Burma meet as fighting continues in Shan State

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Mmtimes | 6:00 AM

China has stepped up its engagement with Myanmar’s peace process amid ongoing clashes near the country’s shared border in Shan State, having twice held [...]
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Umno Youth wants Burma’s membership in Asean reviewed

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

The fate of the Myanmar ethnic group, Rohingya drew the attention of Umno wings at their respective assemblies today, with Umno Youth urging for Myanmar’s membership in [...]
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Vietnam mourns death of Castro

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

Passing of Cuban president brings fond memories of Cold War socialist solidarity to surface Vietnamese leaders continue to mourn the death of Fidel Castro four decades after [...]
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Vietnam condemns Taiwan’s military drills in flashpoint waters

01-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Vnexpress | 6:00 AM

The government views this as a violation of Vietnamese sovereignty. Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs denounced Taiwan on Tuesday over the latter’s ongoing [...]
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